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Old 02-22-2021, 02:28 PM   #1
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New trailer smell

We’re interested in the new 23’ Escape. My concern is with the odor of a new trailer, and the fact that I get a migraine from almost all new trailers. Being in PA there’s no way for us to experience the smell of a new Escape. There are a few brands that I CAN tolerate - Airstream, Bigfoot and Lance are about it. So my question is, do Escapes have the typical formaldehyde smell like in a Jayco?
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Old 02-22-2021, 02:51 PM   #2
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this is my first new trailer so I cant compare but I had no issues. We did air it out when we got it.
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:16 PM   #3
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Yes, I believe it does.

We aired ours out for 45 days or so before we got most of it out. Had the windows open the whole time too. We stilled used it but there is an odor.

We get no smell now (after about two months of use). We have had it for nine months now.
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Old 02-22-2021, 09:48 PM   #4
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We ordered our trailer in September for a January build date with the expectation of May pickup. We ended up having it shipped in June because of Covid. We left the windows cracked for a few weeks and the smell was fine. It’s only when the windows are all closed up it’s noticeable.
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